1949 Hudson Commodore Brougham 8 Convertible
The Hudson Motor Car Company was an automobile manufacture that produced vehicles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 until 1954. The name “Hudson” came from Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson’s department store, who provided the necessary capital and gave permission for the company to be named after him.
Hudson caused great excitement to the U.S. auto industry with its new “step-down” unibody in 1948. The unibody made the Hudson Commodore lighter and stiffer than more conventional designs, and also reduced weight, all of which meant the cars were actually quite capable. The new design was aerodynamic and surprisingly fast and set the car apart from most everything else on the road.
Coming to us from a well-known Hudson collector, RB Collection is pleased to offer this rare, desirable, and meticulously restored 1949 Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham Model equipped with a Super Eight 254-cid, 128-hp straight-eight engine, VIN 494153232, with an attractive Roman Red paint over an exquisite burgundy leather interior and convertible top.
The low center of gravity and powerful eight-cylinder engines made Hudson’s some of the best-performing postwar cars and they have become collectors’ favorites. This 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 convertible is a perfect example of the appeal of these cars. Powered by the 128hp 254 cubic inch eight-cylinder engine, it has been thoroughly restored to pristine condition with excellent paint, a gorgeous interior, sharp chrome, and a thoroughly prepared and cleanly presented engine compartment. It has a 3-speed manual transmission, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, rear wheel fender skirts, power windows, radio, heater, power top, grille guard, and the original Owner’s Manual.
We are very pleased to offer this outstanding example with exceptional restoration as a rare opportunity of acquiring a vehicle that represents American history. For more information on this or any other vehicle in our inventory, please contact Alex Ruozzi at RB Collection.
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